Smart, Entertaining Science Podcasts

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Podcasts, as a rule, are a lot better than TV. A new generation – along with a few venerable pros – have mastered the art of making the frontiers of science as entertaining as they OUGHT to be. But where to start? Our suggestions:
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‘The Story Collider’

Various hosts. Episode to try: ‘What Would Stephen Hawking Do?’
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‘The Skeptics’ Guide to The Universe’

With Dr. Steven Novella. Episode to try: ‘Jurassic World’.
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‘The Naked Scientists’

With University of Cambridge Researchers. Episode to try: ‘Dark Matter: A Massive Mystery’.
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‘BrainStuff’

With Marshall Brain and the BrainStuff team. Episode to try: ‘How Artificial Flavors Work’.
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‘Quirks & Quarks’

With Bob McDonald. Episode to try: ‘Chimps Take Cooking Lessons’.
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Star Talk Radio

With Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Episode to try: ‘NASA’s Vision for Space with Charles Bolden’.
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’60-Second Science’

With the Scientific American Team. Episode to try: ‘Is Lying a Good Strategy?’
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‘Radiolab’

With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Episode to try: ‘The Trust Engineers’.
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‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’

With Robin Ince and Brian Cox. Episode to try: ‘Serendipity’.
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‘Stuff You Should Know’

With Charles Bryant and Josh Clark. Episode to try: ‘How Junk Food Works’.
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‘Professor Blastoff’

With Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger. Episode to try: ‘Loneliness’.
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‘Talk Nerdy’

With Cara Santa Maria. Episode to try: ‘Lollipops Meet Lasers in This Lab’.
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